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Old 14 August 2019, 07:49 AM   #61
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Oh my! From that photo you have posted above, the crystal I purchased from Hong Kong is identical including the height... I am going to local service shop (who familiar with older Subs like 5513 *** crossing my finger***) and install it to see if the straight-edge shoulder is exposed minimally (less than 1mm)...

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I found an old super dome T19 in my stuff. It is 6.32mm tall. I also have an old dome T19, it measures 5.92mm tall. Iím sending them both to Phillip Ridley, to see if he can bring them back to life.
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Old 30 August 2019, 07:37 AM   #62
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Just to add to this thread, here is the original T-19 dome on my 5512, 3.7 mil. Looks a little taller than some of the other domes on this thread that are also said to be original T-19s, but seems very close to the shape of the T-19 on the beautiful gilt 5513 posted by Southtexas.

The shape of the insert can have a visual impact, of course, especially if they flatten out, and then there's polishing that can change the shape over time.

I've also read that the original T-19s (not service crystals) actually changed slightly through the years, so that could also account for some subtle variations.
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Old 30 August 2019, 02:47 PM   #63
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Old 1 September 2019, 02:25 AM   #64
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I hate to tell you guys but the odds of finding an original 1 are small. IMHO 99% of what is offered as original is aftermarket. If I go down to my watchmaker supply store here and ask for a tropic 19 he will offer me several different from Swiss made to German made to Asian made and they are all dome like above and all different like above. $12-$25.00 is the cost.What I suspect the sellers of ORIGINALS do is buy these put them in an old Rolex envelope and charge 2-$400. IMHO if you want the dome look by an aftermarket crystal for under $25.00 or (2-$400 if you feel better thats its real) and get your watchmaker to pressure test it after install. I have a few dozen originals that I took off of watches that are not useable and next to the aftermarkets I cannot tell.
I agree with greekbum. 99.9 percent of superdomes being sold are fake. Shrewd sellers put them in baggies that say Rolex or paper baggies that they probably had their cat or dog pee on it to give it a dated look.
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Old 11 September 2019, 11:47 AM   #65
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I have been in the market to get a good replacement for my 5513. However, I have not been able to get one. The GS PA462-20A supplied by OTTO FREI looks good. I was also thinking in the german company and Swiss companies generic types. With so many different variants in sizes I truly do not know which fit my 1989 model the best. In my view the vital measurement to get right is the 303 mm wide.
Can you please help me out if you have gone through this process?

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Old 11 September 2019, 03:25 PM   #66
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Friends,

I have been in the market to get a good replacement for my 5513. However, I have not been able to get one. The GS PA462-20A supplied by OTTO FREI looks good. I was also thinking in the german company and Swiss companies generic types. With so many different variants in sizes I truly do not know which fit my 1989 model the best. In my view the vital measurement to get right is the 303 mm wide.
Can you please help me out if you have gone through this process?

Thanks!
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take it to los angeles watchworks. they'll get you sorted.
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Old 12 September 2019, 09:59 AM   #68
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take it to los angeles watchworks. they'll get you sorted.
My friend called him yesterday. He was ok. With me, he was a little rush?

I will pass on him. Will try abc in los angeles.

Thanks for the info.
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